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Direct Research Journal of Social Science and Educational Studies:Vol.4 (3), pp. 25-30, December 2017
ISSN 2449-0806

Analysis on Prevalence and Effect of Early Marriage on Girl Child Education: A Case Study of Miri Village of Bauchi State
Article Number: DRJA20167378

Original Research Article

1Ali Adamu, 2Kubra Yahaya Umar and 3Khadija Abdulkadir

1Department of Mathematics Federal College of Education (Tech) Gombe, Gombe State, Nigeria.

2Government Day Secondary School, Pantami,Gombe, Gombe State, Nigeria.

3Department of Mathematical Sciences, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Bauchi State, Nigeria.

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date Received: October 3, 2017     date Accepted: November 16, 2017     date Published: December 15, 2017


The research examines the socio-economic effect of early marriage in Bauchi state using Miri village as a case study. Early marriage has been a common practice among many ethnic groups in the world. However, marriage is regarded as a moment of celebration and a milestone in adult life. Sadly, the practice of early gives no such cause for celebration when it is not done properly. In this study, primary data from questionnaire were used for the analysis. Principal component analysis for data reduction of the analysis indicated that 67% of the total variability is been explained by the principal component “early marriage has a negative effect on girl education”. Recommendations are made which include Government and NGOS should provide support needed for girls’ education including free books, uniform and etc.

Key words: Prevalence, Principal components, Early marriage